Originally Posted by Reckoning
On a related note, then ... is there any style which is suited to 3711 other than saison? The Wyeast website lists the following styles:
Belgian Blond Ale
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Belgian Golden Strong Ale
Belgian Specialty Ale
Bière de Garde
I don't really need to use it in anything other than saison, however I kind of prefer the Belgian saison yeast for the style. I know people often use it for stuck fermentations, but is there anything else it performs well in?
On my opinion, saison yeast doesn't really work for any style but saison. Well, maybe not 100% true, I do make a lot of hoppy to very hoppy beers with saison yeast that I'll usually call farmhouse pales or farmhouse IPAs, but I wouldn't use saison yeast for a dark strong, strong golden , etc.
I don't like 3711 at all. It has a very distinct taste that I find unpleasant.